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Craig Ferguson is a highly experienced defence practitioner who has, for many years been cited as a leading junior by the leading professional directories where he is ranked in their highest bands. In particular, the latest edition of Chambers UK bears witness to the unusually high esteem in which he is held by solicitors and other clients by including him in all four of his principal practice areas: Health and Safety, Professional Discipline, Fraud and Serious and Complex Crime.
His practice now focuses on workplace crime and misconduct, representing companies, directors and professional people in relation to proceedings before the courts and disciplinary tribunals.
He has been described as “an exceptional all-round talent”. Solicitors praise his straight talking, user-friendly style which makes him “great to work with”. He is “highly regarded for quickly identifying the central issues of a case, no matter how complex, and arguing his clients’ corner with calm authority.”
Craig delivers training in relation to criminal regulatory, inquests and professional discipline matters to solicitors and other members of the profession.
“Very well prepared and knows what he is talking about.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Crime)
“He’s very precise in all he does and liked by clients as he can put them at ease very quickly.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Crime)
“Good smooth operator with a lovely manner.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Financial Crime)
“Brilliant and very highly regarded.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Financial Crime)
“Clients love him for his ability to humanise himself. He talks to them very casually and gets his message across clearly.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Health & Safety)
“Super hard-working. He reviews papers very carefully and is able to assimilate a large amount of information in a short amount of time. You get a very polished service from him.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Professional Discipline)
“Approachable, analytical, user-friendly and very good on his feet.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Professional Discipline)
“A top-rate junior and a persuasive negotiator, who gets his point across in a concise manner.” – Legal 500 2017 (Health & Safety)
“He puts forward the most persuasive, compelling submissions and has an almost incomparable ability to think on his feet.” – Chambers UK 2017
“Juries just like him. They sit up and listen because they know he is a good advocate. He is an absolute class act.” – Chambers UK, 2015
“He has developed into one of the finest advocates at the Bar. He is just a real natural talent.” – Chambers UK,2015 (Financial Crime)
“His advocacy is excellent. He’s always been very strong and balanced, and he gets to the cut and thrust of the case.” – Chambers UK, 2015 (Health & Safety)
“He is a beautiful, silky smooth and persuasive advocate.” “He has skill and judgement, and an attractive way of conducting a case.” – Chambers UK, 2015 (Professional Discipline)